The Pomodoro Technique

The Pomodoro Technique This week on ProductivityCast, we discuss the ever-popular personal productivity technique called the Pomodoro Technique, a time management process developed by Francesco Cirillo. We did a little deeper at the Pomodoro Technique and how it might help you (and even your remote schooling kids!) be more productive. (If you’re reading this in a podcast directory/app, please visit for clickable links and the full show notes and transcript of this cast.) Enjoy! Give us feedback! And, thanks for listening! If you’d like to continue discussing The Pomodoro Technique from this episode, please click here to leave a comment down below (this jumps you to the bottom of the post). In this Cast Ray Sidney-Smith Augusto Pinaud Art Gelwicks Francis Wade Show Notes | The Pomodoro Technique Resources we mention, including links to them, will be provided here. Please listen to the episode for context. Pomodoro Technique A Formula for Perfect Productivity: Work for 52 Minutes, Break for 17 – The Atlantic The 60-30-10 rule of time management Deep Work: The Complete Guide (Including a Step-by-Step Checklist) Ten Minute Rule for Increased Productivity – The Muse Unschedule – Anti-Procrastination Productivity System from Neil Fiore – The Now Habit The 10 Best Pomodoro Timer Apps in 2018 Use PomoDone with Todoist – Todoist Help FocusBooster Pomodoro timer for your productivity tool: Trello, Asana, Todoist, Evernote – PomoDoneApp Esington Glass Luxafor Timer (you can customize your work-break durations) Cuckoo (team timer) Raw Text Transcript | The Pomodoro Technique Raw, unedited and machine-produced text transcript so there may be substantial errors, but you can search for specific points in the episode to jump to, or to reference back to at a later date and time, by keywords or key phrases. The time coding is mm:ss (e.g., 0:04 starts at 4 seconds into the cast’s audio). Read More Voiceover Artist 0:00 Are you ready to manage your work and personal world better to live a fulfilling productive life, then you’ve come to the right place productivity cast, the weekly show about all things productivity. Here, your host Ray Sidney-Smith and Augusto Pinaud with Francis Wade and Art Gelwicks. Raymond Sidney-Smith 0:17 And Welcome back, everybody to productivity cast, the weekly show about all things personal productivity, I’m Ray Sidney Smith. Augusto Pinaud 0:22I’m Augusto Pinaud. Francis Wade 0:23I’m Francis Wade. Art Gelwicks 0:24And I’m Art Gelwicks. Raymond Sidney-Smith 0:25Welcome, gentlemen, and welcome to our listeners to this episode. Today, we are going to be talking about a tried and true productivity methodology known as the Pomodoro Technique. It was, let’s say invented, developed by Francisco cirio, an Italian student at the time, and he wanted a way to be able to conquer procrastination. And so he developed this concept of the Pomodoro Technique. Today, what we’re going to do is we’re going to talk about what the Pomodoro Technique is, if you have never experienced it, before come across it, we’re going to then talk about our own experiences with regard to how we use it or don’t use it in our systems, and why and even those of us who may be trying it out soon. And then we’re going to close out with ways in which you can modify the Pomodoro Technique, because there are ways in which you can adjust and shift it in in different ways. And maybe some tools that are available to all of us for being able to do that. Let’s talk first about what the Pomodoro Technique is, who wants to explain the Pomodoro technique for listeners. Augusto Pinaud 1:23So the Pomodoro Technique, the pommard, let’s begin by the word pomodoro. And the Pomodoro comes with the pomodori. That is tomato in in Italian and what the story said, I don’t know if that is accurate or not.